Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Salted Caramel Cravings!

I had a craving the other day for some delicious Salted Caramel Ice Cream from my favorite ice cream place in San Francisco - Bi-Rite Creamery.  It's basically the best ice cream you'll ever have.  Of course the line was out-the-door, so instead I decided I'd just try and make something myself and see if I could kick the craving.  Maybe its the approach of Fall, but I never realized how much I love salted caramel!

As much as I love it, I realized I've never tried to make salted caramel myself!  So after much research, trial and error, I discovered an awesome Salted Caramel Frosting recipe (with a few modifications to taste).  The boiling sugar part was a bit tricky but after a few attempts I made enough salted caramel to last me all of Fall!  Just make sure to let the sugar boil until it's a lovely amber color and you'll be set.

Now with a ridiculous amount of salted caramel on-hand, it was time to make some chocolate cupcakes.  I have a tendency to overdo things a bit when it comes to recipe testing and also made a chocolate ganache frosting as well as a peanut butter frosting.

And Voila!  You've got yourself enough salted caramel for a lifetime and enough cupcakes to feed a small country.

Luckily, Font & Flour had a few orders so I packaged them up and sent them along their way.

With cooler weather approaching and all the delicious, savory, and sweet flavors that come with it, I have a feeling Fall is going to be filled with some awesome cravings.  Let us know some of your Fall cravings!


  1. That caramel made my mouth water! I wish I had the patience to make these goodies myself...but I guess I should just be grateful to have you at F&F to make them for me!

    I like pumpkins, but sometimes pumpkin spiced goodies are overdone this time of year and I just want an old fashioned spice cake. Do you have any ideas for a good spice cake w/cream cheese frosting? Or maybe with that caramel!

  2. Salted and caramel are my two favorite dessert words! Gorgeous!

  3. Yummmmm!!!! :) I'm lucky I don't have a major sweet tooth or I'd be knocking on your door right now. I love the updates!!

  4. do you need a full time taste tester? bc im available :)

  5. I am not normally a sweets type of guy, but these made my tastebuds jump up and down and demand more. They were some of the best cupcakes I have ever had! Thanks F&F!

  6. it loooks amazing. I wanna try to make some pb cupcakes now.

    i love fall because it reminds me of Thanksgiving coming up. I love apple and pumpkin pies. :)

  7. Wow, those cupcakes looked really good.

    As far as Fall goes, I'm definitely a fan of hot chocolate and fires. Living in an apartment without a fireplace really sucks. It's definitely #1 on the list for when we get a new place.

  8. OMGGGGGG!! just to let everybody know, these cupcakes are AMAZINGGGGG!!!!! the salted caramel goes so well with teh oooh so soft moist chocolate cake!! ITS ABSOULETLY TO DIE FOR!!!